Second article of the week-end!
I bought my first DSLR 4 days ago, it's a Nikon D5000.
As I don't have the skill to make a technical critic of the beast, I simply show what I could do with it.
I mainly used the scene selection. You can choose from 11 different pre-selected settings.
I never used a DSLR before and I was little bit worried, but what I have here makes me quite happy for now.
I am sure the DSLR veterans will notice some horrible mistakes though...
I set-up to 500px the width of each photos for the blog, but you can find the 1024px photos on my Zooomr.
I am afraid that the pictures are also over compressed from the originals, we lose a lot. I have to think how to fix this.
Maybe I have to give more space to the photos in the articles also... 500px is really too small to appreciate the DSLR shots.
For now I have only one lens, as I bought the basic kit with the 18mm-55mm lens.
It costs about 100000 yens at Yodobashi Camera, but having 20000 points on my card, I paid "only" 80000 yens which was kind of a limit I imposed to myself.
For the Keirin (cycling race) shot, I was too far so I did the zoom after in iPhoto, that's why the quality is so-so on this one.
(it's not my house if you wonder ... ^_^;)
With the camera I also received some software to install but still did not check them...
Do people use the software provided by the camera makers? Or use only Adobe or Mac softwares?
There's also a video mode on the camera but I did not try it too much, so nothing "interesting" to show for now. It seems to be the weak point of this camera if I trust all the critics, but I think it will be more than enough for my "needs".
Posted on : 2009-05-17 22:39:22 by Jérôme Sadou
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